Long Island Museum: Revolution in Printmaking, May 11 / September 3


Revolution in Printmaking 

Printmaking exhibition opens at Long Island Museum 

Larry Rivers, French Money, 1963. Courtesy of Universal Limited Art Editions

Revolution in Printmaking: Larry Rivers

and Universal Limited Art Editions (ULAE)

 

May 11 / September 3, 2018
 
In 1957, at a small printmaking workshop based inside a cottage in West Islip, Long Island, artist Larry Rivers (1923-2002) and poet Frank O’Hara (1926-1966) began their famed lithographic project Stones, a groundbreaking but playfully approachable convergence of words and imagery. Stones was published two years later as a thirteen-page portfolio by Tatyana Grosman (1904-1982), a Russian immigrant, who was able to get Universal Limited Art Editions printing concern off the ground. This was ULAE’s first of many solicited projects with artists in years to come and, for Rivers, an initial voyage into printmaking. 
 
As Rivers’ worldwide prominence as an artist grew by the early 1960s, his connections and support within a world of up-and-coming artists also helped build ULAE into a highly-successful and influential operation. Revolution in Printmaking: Larry Rivers and Universal Limited Art Editions focuses on the vital influence of Rivers and the growth and continued sustainability of ULAE, still based in Suffolk County, Long Island. Over the decades, first through the efforts of Grosman and later under the expert guidance of Bill Goldston, ULAE has worked with a wide range and style of young, ambitious, talented, and internationally-famed artists that have included Jasper Johns, Robert Rauschenberg, Cy Twombly, Helen Frankenthaler, Marisol and Jim Dine. The exhibition features nearly 70 works of art – paintings, lithographs, intaglios, monoprints – from these artists and many more.
 
This exhibition is sponsored by Bank of America, Empire National Bank, The Peter & Barbara Ferentinos Family Endowment, New York Community Bank Foundation, New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature, and Robert W. Baird Incorporated/Baird Foundation, Inc. 
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Located at 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, the Long Island Museum is a Smithsonian Affiliate dedicated to enhancing the lives of adults and children with an understanding of Long Island’s rich history and diverse culture. The museum is open Thursday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. Regular admission is $10 for adults, $7 for seniors (62 and older), and $5 for students (6-17 and college students with I.D.). For additional information on exhibitions and related programs visit longislandmuseum.org.
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